Welcome to the Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.
Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.
Have Questions about your yard, lawn, landscape, or garden?
The Henrico Master Gardeners will be hosting a plant clinic each Saturday in June at the Lakeside Farmers Market from 8 to noon. Having difficulty with your shrubs? Don’t know what kind of insect is attacking your plants? Check with the Master Gardeners for solutions to gardening and landscape problems such as plant identification, insect and disease identification, soil pH testing and more. Trained Master Gardener volunteers respond to lawn, landscape and pest management questions with research-based solutions from Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.
VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module
As a volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.